[Om-announce] Call for Doctoral Consortium - 28th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2012)

Gergely Lukacsy (glukacsy) glukacsy at cisco.com
Wed Jan 25 10:24:07 CET 2012

**apologies for cross-posting**



                                   ICLP-DC 2012


                        Eighth ICLP Doctoral Student Consortium

                 to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 4th of September 2012







** Introduction **


The ICLP Doctoral Consortium (DC) is the eighth doctoral consortium to
be offered as part 

of the 28th International Conference on Logic Programming. The DC
follows the very 

positive experience of the previous events held in Sitges (Spain) on
October 3rd, 2005,

in Seattle (WA, USA) on August 21st, 2006, in Porto (Portugal) on
September 8th, 2007,

in Udine (Italy) on December 10th, 2008, in Pasadena (USA) on July 15th,
2009, in Edinburgh 

(Scotland) on July 20th, 2010, and in Lexington (KY, USA) on July 6th,


The DC will take place during the ICLP 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The
Doctoral Consortium 

is designed for doctoral students working in areas related to logic and

programming, with a particular emphasis to students interested in
pursuing a career in

academia. The Consortium is also open to exceptional Master's students
developing MS Theses 

in Logic Programming. The Doctoral Consortium aims to provide students
with an opportunity 

to present and discuss their research directions and to obtain feedback
from peers as well 

as world-renown experts in the field. 



** General Information **


The aims of the Doctoral Consortium are:


    To provide doctoral students working in the field of logic and
constraint programming 

    with a friendly and open forum to present their research ideas,
listen to ongoing work 

    from peer students, and receive constructive feedback.


    To provide students with relevant information about important issues
for doctoral 

    candidates and future academics.  To develop a supportive community
of scholars and a 

    spirit of collaborative research.


    To support a new generation of researchers with information and
advice on academic, 

    research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths.


The Consortium is designed for students currently enrolled in a Ph.D.
program, though we 

are also open to exceptions (e.g., students currently in a Masters
program and interested 

in doctoral studies). Students at any stage in their doctoral studies
are encouraged to 

apply. Applicants are expected to be conducting research in the field of
Logic Programming; 

topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


    Theoretical Foundations of Logic and Constraint Logic Programming

    Sequential and Parallel Implementation Technology

    Static and Dynamic Analysis, Abstract Interpretation, Compilation
Technology and 


    Logic-based Paradigms (e.g., Answer Set Programming, Concurrent
Logic Programming, 

       Inductive Logic Programming)

    Innovative Applications of Logic Programming 


Submissions by students who have presented their work at a previous ICLP
Doctoral Consortia 

are allowed, but should occur only if there are substantial changes or
improvements to the 

student's work.


The Consortium allows participants to interact with established
researchers and with other 

students, through presentations, question-answer sessions, panel
discussions, and invited 

presentations. The Doctoral Consortium will provide the possibility to
reflect - through 

short activities, information sessions, and discussions - on the process
and lessons of 

research and life in academia. Each participant will give a short,
critiqued, research 



Several renowned faculty members and researchers in the field of Logic
Programming will 

join in evaluating the submission packets and will participate in the
Doctoral Consortium, 

providing feedback to the presenters.



**Important Dates**


Submission Deadline:     May 4th, 2012

Acceptance Notification: May 25th, 2012

Camera ready version:    June 10th, 2012

Doctoral Consortium:     September 4th, 2012

ICLP 2012 Conference:    September 4th-8th, 2012



**Submission Process**


*Application Process:


To apply for participation to the ICLP 2012 Doctoral Consortium, prepare

submission package consisting of a cover letter, a research summary, and

letter of recommendation (e.g., from your supervisor). The material

be submitted electronically, in PDF format.


*Review Criteria:


The ICLP Doctoral Consortium review committee will select participants

on their anticipated contribution to the Consortium objectives.

typically have settled on their thesis directions and had their research

proposal accepted by their thesis committee. Students will be selected

on clarity and completeness of the submission packet, relevance of their

research area w.r.t. the focus of the ICLP Conference, stage of

advisor's letter, and evidence of promise towards a successful research

academic career, such as published papers or technical reports.




The ICLP Doctoral Consortium Discussants will review the submissions to

the ones to be presented. The organizing committee is actively seeking

to offer scholarship packages to accepted participants. We will update
the web 

site as soon as we have more information regarding this.


*Submission Package


Send the submission package by e-mail to: iclp12dc at dbai.tuwien.ac.at

Include the three documents as separate pdf files in attachment.


All submissions must be in English. Submissions will not be considered 

if they arrive after the deadline. Your submission should not contain

proprietary or confidential material.


Cover Page:


Please include the following information in the cover page:


    Statement of interest in participating in the Doctoral Consortium

    Full name and School and Department in which you are earning your


    Contact information - address, telephone number, and email address

    Title of your research and keywords pertinent to your research

    The URL of your web page (if any)

    Name of your supervising professor

    Current stage in your program of study, e.g. (Master/PhD student,
start date) 


Research Summary:


Prepare your research summary as a PDF document, using the LIPIcs


Make sure to include your complete name, address and affiliation.


The body of your research summary (no more than 6 pages, but 3 is fine
as well!) 

should provide a clear overview of the research, its potential impact,
and its 

current status. You are encouraged to include the following sections:


    Introduction and problem description

    Background and overview of the existing literature

    Goal of the research

    Current status of the research

    Preliminary results accomplished (if any)

    Open issues and expected achievements

    Bibliographical references 


Letter of Recommendation:


Include a letter of recommendation written by your Graduate Advisor or

Advisor. Please, invite your advisor to include an assessment of the

status of your thesis research and an indication of the expected
deadline for 

thesis submission. In addition, your advisor should indicate what she/he

you would gain from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.





Marco Gavanelli

Engineering Department

Ferrara University, Italy


Stefan Woltran

Institute of Information Systems

TU Wien, Austria


*Program Committee


- Fabio Fioravanti, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti - Pescara

- Paul Fodor, Stony Brook University (USA)

- Martin Gebser, Universitat Potsdam (Germany)

- Francesca A. Lisi, Universita  degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro" (Italy)

- Marco Maratea, University of Genova (Italy)

- Gerardo I. Simari, University of Oxford (UK)

- Jon Sneyers, K.U. Leuven (Belgium)






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